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Sep 21 17:06

Former Agent: Secret Service Lowered Standards In Pursuit Of Diversity

As the U.S. Secret Service sought greater diversity in its ranks, the agency lowered its standards, former agent Dan Bongino says in a new book on the inner workings of the government agency assigned to protect the President of the United States. This accusation has led to a war of words between the former agent and the agency he used to work for.

Sep 21 15:26

Merkel’s Chief Of Staff: I’d Rather People Not Vote At All Than Vote AFD

A senior German politician has sparked outrage after suggesting that disenfranchised voters shouldn’t turn up to vote if they’re planning on voting AFD.

Peter Altmaier, Chief of Staff of to the German Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs said in an interview with Bild that: “The AfD splits our country. It takes advantage of the worries and fears of the people and so I believe that a vote for the AfD is not justified, at least for me. ”

Sep 21 14:58

Fool Me Twice: Trojan Horse Democrats Pile Into The House Of Single-Payer

It’s great that more than a third of Democratic senators have signed on to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-All bill. It’s a potentially strong bill that’s been welcomed by single-payer activist organizations like Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) and National Nurses United (NNU), and it represents a victory for the tireless work of single-payer activists and the popular pressure they stoked.

Sep 21 14:30

Listening to the Donald at the UN – The Saker

No matter how bad things look now, Hillary President would have been infinitely worse!

In conclusion, what I take away from Trump's UN speech is a sense of relief for the rest of the planet and a sense of real worry for the US. Ever since the Neocons overthrew Trump and made him what is colloquially referred to as their “bitch” the US foreign policy has come to a virtual standstill.

Sure, the Americans talk a lot, but at least they are doing nothing. That paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the internal infighting, is a blessing for the rest of the planet

Sep 21 13:35

The Scam Known as Social Security Trust Funds

There is no trust fund. There is only a pile of IOU’s issued by the government.

Sep 21 12:48

Anti-Iran Deal Billionaire Tom Kaplan Lashes Out at Iran

A couple hours before and a few blocks away from where President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the United Nations on Monday, a group of anti-Iran deal advocates held their annual conference at the midtown Manhattan Roosevelt Hotel. Perhaps newly emboldened by the current administration’s hostility to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—at the UN, Trump declared the Iran deal “an embarrassment to the United States”—a billionaire wearing a blue, three-piece suit took the stage and delivered a diatribe, invoking anti-Muslim falsehoods and a series of crude animal metaphors to explain Iran’s predatory nature.

Thomas Kaplan made his public debut as a supporter of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) in a surprise appearance that was not listed in the event’s program. Kaplan is one of the key funders of UANI, an anti-Iran deal advocacy group that targets companies doing business in Iran and even goes as far as pushing for a de facto blockade on food and medicine to Iran.

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Here's your rifle, Tom...

Sep 21 12:30

DAILY BEAST ARTICLE FROM OCTOBER 2016: PENTAGON PAID FOR FAKE ‘AL QAEDA’ VIDEOS

The Pentagon gave a controversial U.K. PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda program in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.

Sep 21 12:29

SCIENTISTS USED CELLPHONES AND SEWAGE TO PINPOINT NEIGHBORHOODS WITH DRUG USERS

It's entirely possible to analyze literal shit to estimate drug use patterns of whole cities. In fact, as I've reported before,wastewater drug analysis—sampling raw sewage for traces of illicit substances—is common practice in many parts of the world, including Europe, Australia, China, and parts of the United States.

Sep 21 12:20

Maxine Waters Pushes Trump Impeachment — During Eulogy!

Donald Trump is living rent-free in the head of Maxine Waters.

The California congresswoman went on a stem winder of a eulogy during comedian Dick Gregory’s funeral on Saturday, quickly turning it political and attacking the president of the United States, instead of remembering her friend.

Sep 21 11:16

International Firearm Ownership and Homicide Rates

Statistical data will not convince people who have made up their minds. They can always find another statistical analysis that agrees with them. Most people have not made up their minds. They can be educated. The more people know about the debate over the Second Amendment, the more likely they are to become Second Amendment supporters.

Sep 21 11:05

The Biggest Lie: The CIA and NSA Produce National Security and Need Secrecy

What we really need for 9/11 truth is to open the files of the CIA, NSA and FBI, and we need it for truth in many other realms too. The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have a petition that seeks a new and truly independent investigation. This is a step in the right direction. We need far more than that. We need to penetrate the secrecy of the CIA and NSA on a timely and complete basis, not 50 years after the fact and only partially. Their files have to be opened. We cannot let the government continue to hide behind “national security”.

Sep 21 11:02

"Extraordinary & Worrisome" - WSJ Demands To Know How FBI 'Meddled' In 2016 Elections

When Donald Trump claimed in March that he’d had his “wires tapped” prior to the election, the press and Obama officials dismissed the accusation as a fantasy. We were among the skeptics, but with former director James Comey’s politicized FBI the story is getting more complicated.

CNN reported Monday that the FBI obtained a warrant last year to eavesdrop on Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager from May to August in 2016. The story claims the FBI first wiretapped Mr. Manafort in 2014 while investigating his work as a lobbyist for Ukraine’s ruling party. That warrant lapsed, but the FBI convinced the court that administers the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to issue a second order as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the election.

Guess who has lived in a condo in Trump Tower since 2006? Paul Manafort.

The story suggests the monitoring started in the summer or fall, and extended into early this year.

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At this moment in its history, all that I expect from the Occupied Uhninged Surveilled States of America, is continuous, pathological lying.

That is why it is so important that the Independent Media in this country not lose heart; our day is coming.

Sep 21 10:47

Markets run health care better than government mandates

Patients have no option to switch insurance companies or hospitals because such freestanding entities have long been abolished, and with them, any hope of free-market accountability or efficiency. Abandoning the unique principles our revolutionary nation was founded on runs the risk of betraying those very same people—the poor, weak, and sick—we seek to protect.

Sep 21 10:03

"Extraordinary & Worrisome" - WSJ Demands To Know How FBI 'Meddled' In 2016 Elections

When Donald Trump claimed in March that he’d had his “wires tapped” prior to the election, the press and Obama officials dismissed the accusation as a fantasy. We were among the skeptics, but with former director James Comey’s politicized FBI the story is getting more complicated.

Sep 21 08:51

Hillary Clinton: Women Only Voted For Trump Because Their Husbands Told Them To

Hillary Clinton’s delusions continue. It’s been almost a year since the election, and now Hillary’s blaming married women who voted for Donald Trump for her loss to the president back in November.

Still unwilling to take any responsibility for her loss to Donald Trump, Hillary continues to play the blame game. So far, she’s blamed everyone from her most trusted advisor, Huma Abedin, to the infamous socialist and fellow democrat Bernie Sanders, for the disastrous campaign and ridiculous ideas she championed last year. But she doesn’t stop there anymore. Now it’s the fault of married women who voted for Donald Trump.

Sep 21 08:30

Tillerson, Haley Clash Over Iran Nuclear Deal

In a sign of the ongoing internal dissent over ending the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, multiple sources told the Washington Free Beacon that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley have been at odds over the deal, with Trump's U.N. ambassador privately expressing dismay with Tillerson over his continued efforts to preserve the nuclear agreement.

Sep 21 08:29

Report: Obama’s Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power Tried to Unmask Americans on a Daily Basis

Multiple sources have confirmed with Fox News that Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was making ‘unmasking’ requests in the final months of Obama’s presidency at a clip of more than one per day.

Sep 21 08:05

Trump Speech A Goldmine Of Hypocrisy, Propaganda And Outrageous Lies

Was Donald Trump's speech to the UN optimistic realism, Trumpian populism or a just a goldmine of hypocrisy, propaganda and outrageous lies? Trump's meeting with Bibi Netanyahu yesterday no doubt influenced this jingoistic and threatening speech. It sounded like Bibi wrote it for him. Bibi has been crying wolf about Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons program for over 20 years. This kind of speech always worked really well before the advent of the internet. In the past, the mainstream media effectively kept us in the dark about what was really going on in the rest of the world so this kind of speech was readily accepted by the ignorant proles.

Now, with a few clicks of the mouse on a computer, just about everything he said is quickly exposed as no more than ludicrous propaganda and the raving of a clueless madman pushing another country's agenda. I'm sure this was obvious to everyone in that room.

Sep 21 07:34

REPORT: President Trump Has Decided to Refuse to Certify Iran's Nuclear Deal Compliance

NBC is reporting , citing several sources, that President Trump will refuse to certify that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal, the JCPOA, and he will do so before the October 15 deadline to report to Congress on Iran’s performance.

President Trump is leaning toward decertifying the Iran nuclear deal and putting the decision of whether the U.S. will withdraw from the accord in the hands of Congress>>>

(*reads like a sound bit of strong definitive speculation !)

Sep 21 06:32

Descent into Barbarism:

Descent into Barbarism: Trump Makes Virtue Out of War And Genocide at The UN
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International war crimes lawyer Christopher Black said Trump’s speech amounted to a stunning self-indictment. The Canadian-based attorney said the American president’s words were a shockingly explicit repudiation of UN principles and international law on several counts.

With regard to North Korea, Black said: “The US president is threatening aggression under the false guise of ‘defense.' By openly stating the US will act alone to use military force is a violation of the United Nations’ Charter. Such unilateral use of military force is also a violation of the Nuremberg principles which condemned Nazi Germany for promulgating similar baseless justifications for its aggression.”

The lawyer also added that Trump’s warning to “totally destroy North Korea is advocating the genocide of an entire people.”>>>

Sep 21 06:19

Paul Craig Roberts: More Thoughts on Trump’s UN Declaration of War Against Iran and North Korea

Trump’s UN speech makes it clear that Trump’s presidency, in terms of his campaign promise to remove Washington from the “policeman of the world” role, exit the Middle East, and repair the damaged relations with Russia, is over.>>>

Sep 21 06:11

Trump’s “Mein Kampf” Tirade at the United Nations

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Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to spare humanity the “scourge of war” and founded on the principles elaborated at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, the American president openly embraced a policy of genocide, declaring that he was “ready, willing and able” to “totally destroy” North Korea and its 25 million people.

The fact that nobody in the assembly moved for Trump’s arrest as a war criminal, or even told the fascistic bully to sit down and shut up, is a measure of the bankruptcy of the UN itself.>>>

Sep 21 06:04

Unmasked: Trump Doctrine Vows Carnage For New Axis of Evil

One should allow the enormity of what just happened to sink in, slowly. The president of the United States, facing the bloated bureaucracy that passes for the “international community,” threatened to “wipe off the map” the whole of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (25 million people). And may however many millions of South Koreans who perish as collateral damage be damned.

Multiple attempts have been made to connect Trump’s threats to the madman theory cooked up by “Tricky Dicky” Nixon in cahoots with Henry Kissinger>>>

Sep 21 05:47

Government Sues Citizens for Requesting Information - #NewWorldNextWeek - corbettreport

Published on Sep 21, 2017Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Agencies Suing Citizens, Journalists Who Seek Public Records
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Entire Volume of CIA Files On Lee Harvey Oswald, Set to Be Released in October, Has ‘Gone Missing’
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The CIA Preps Their Next JFK Psyop
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Story #2: PM May Warns Tech Firms Over Terror Content
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Facebook, Google Are ‘Surveillance States’ That Risk Regulation
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Trump, Netanyahu Ready United Assault Against Iran Nuclear Deal
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Netanyahu Hails Trump’s ‘Courageous’ UN Speech Blasting Iran
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Netanyahu: Trump Is Changing the World by Supporting Israel
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Sep 21 05:15

Rand Paul: Don't Blow Up Iran Deal

Sen. Rand Paul, who opposed the nuclear deal with Iran two years ago, wants the United States to stay in the agreement — even as President Donald Trump sends clues that he is preparing to derail it.

In an interview Wednesday, the Kentucky Republican said he believes evidence shows that Iran has been complying with the terms of the deal, cut by former President Barack Obama >>>

Sep 21 05:11

Trump Claims to Have Decided on Iran Deal, Offers No Details

A mid-October deadline to decide whether or not to certify that Iran is complying with the P5+1 nuclear deal is fast approaching. President Trump says that he’s already decided what he’s going to say, though what that is remains a secret.

Trump has been overtly hostile to the P5+1 deal, and wanted to declare Iran in violation last time, even though the rest of the cabinet noted there were no actual violations.>>>

Sep 21 04:58

Raimondo: Trump at the UN: The Politics of Rodomontade

Full of sound and fury, signifying not much

What will go down in history as the “Rocket man” speech underscores the confusion, the contradictions, the dangers, and even some of the virtues – however attenuated – of the Trump presidency.

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Sep 21 04:41

Mattis: Budget Uncertainty Endangers US Survival

It’s a time honored tradition for Defense Secretaries to complain about the budget caps imposed in 2011, even though Congress has literally never failed to circumvent those caps. James Mattis followed that trend of alarmism, but seemingly at the worst possible time.

Mattis claimed that budget uncertainty has him questioning “whether or not America has the ability to survive.” The US, of course, spends many-fold more on their military than any other nation>>>

(*and still cant seem to be able to "Get The Job Done" in an efficient manner when we go into any of the impoverished nations we usually choose to pick on)

Sep 20 21:50

US Strategic Command Chief: Iran Fully Adhering to Nuclear Deal

Amid expectations that President Trump is going to decertify the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, refusing the admit to Congress that Iran is complying, US Strategic Command chief Gen. John Hyten has affirmed that Iran is fully complying with the terms of the deal.

Sep 20 17:35

US Seeks Prison Time For Anthony Weiner In 'Sexting' Case

US prosecutors have sought prison sentence for former US Congressman Anthony Weiner who was found guilty in a federal court for sending obscene messages to a minor, leading to a scandal that played a role in last year’s US presidential election.

Sep 20 15:11

Nikki Haley Defends Trump's 'Rocket Man' Speech

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has defended President Donald Trump’s first speech to the UN General Assembly, where he called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man.”

“This is a way of getting people to talk about [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un], but every other international community now is referring to him as Rocket Man,” Haley told ABC on Wednesday.? ?

Sep 20 15:09

Same-Sex Couples Are Being Turned Away From Becoming Foster And Adoptive Parents In Michigan. So We’re Suing

Like many other states, Michigan outsources child welfare services to private agencies. These agencies enter into contracts with the state to care for children in the foster care system — including finding them appropriate foster and adoptive families — and are paid with taxpayer dollars to do this critical work.

Sep 20 14:54

Sharyl Attkisson Rages "Looks Like Obama Spied On Trump, Just Like He Did To Me"

Many in the media are diving deeply into minutiae in order to discredit any notion that President Trump might have been onto something in March when he fired off a series of tweets claiming President Obama had “tapped” “wires” in Trump Tower just before the election.

According to media reports this week, the FBI did indeed “wiretap” the former head of Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort, both before and after Trump was elected.

If Trump officials - or Trump himself - communicated with Manafort during the wiretaps, they would have been recorded, too.

Sep 20 13:33

James Comey Tried To Discredit Trump’s Wiretapping Assertions That Proved True

The FBI had wiretapped President Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort before and after the election, contrary to what former FBI Director James Comey suggested earlier this year.

Sep 20 12:17

How the UN Covers for US Aggression

UN is not out to get the U.S. Rather, it has largely been America’s tool since its inception, it has repeatedly covered Uncle Sam’s overly-exposed butt as he (a.k.a. “the royal we”) has gone around the world on a three decade-long military bender since the end of the Cold War.

And therein lies the truly pernicious part of the Trumped-up case against the U.N. … because, like so much of America’s growing cult of grievance, it reflects an ever-widening gap between America’s stated ideals and its self-serving behavior around the world.

Sep 20 12:10

Trump’s Embarrassing UN Speech

The arrogance conveyed by Trump’s speech is unprecedented.

I wonder if whoever wrote the deplorable speech intended to embarrass Trump and inadvertently embarrassed America as well, or whether the speechwriter(s) is so imbued with the neoconservative arrogance and hubris of our time that the speechwriter was simply blind to the extraordinary contradictions that stood out like sore thumbs all through the speech.

Sep 20 11:51

Sentenced to life for doing nothing wrong: The wrongly convicted who have lost 18,000 years behind bars

As lawyers featured in Making a Murderer are set to argue that Brendan Dassey was wrongfully convicted, we look at those who have lost years behind bars after being found guilty of rapes, murders and robberies they did not commit

Sep 20 11:12

Judge Napolitano: Obama Wiretapping Trump Tower Could Have Been To Help Hillary

With confirmation that former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort was indeed wiretapped before and after the election by the Obama administration, Judge Andrew Napolitano has speculated that it may have been an effort to help Hilary Clinton secure the Presidency.

Sep 20 10:59

Trump Gives CIA More Autonomy on Drone Strikes

Stupid is as Stupid does!

In this case, Trump told CIA Director Mike Pompeo and other officials that he wants an even more aggressive drone posture from the CIA, and granted them broad autonomy in who to kill and when. This included allowing CIA strikes in Syria, something which heretofore hadn’t been mentioned.

Sep 20 10:17

Judicial Reform Activist and Attorney Abducted by Police While Broadcasting

By Janet Phelan

Judicial reform activist and radio personality Andy Ostrowski has been taken into custody against his will and forced into a psychiatric evaluation. His abduction took place yesterday, September 19, at approximately 3 pm in Wilkes-Barre, PA, where Ostrowski resides.

Ostrowski was taken while on Facebook live and the incident was captured on video...

Sep 20 09:24

US OPENS FIRST MILITARY BASE IN ISRAEL, ADDING TO OVER 800 WORLDWIDE

The first U.S. military base in Israel has been officially inaugurated. It’s located within the confines of the Aerial Defense Division in the south of the country. A few dozen U.S. soldiers will live and work on the base, situated inside the school of the of the Israeli Air Force, in the Negev.

Sep 20 08:33

Report: Hillary Clinton Gave $800K To Fund Antifa Groups

After failing to become president of the United States, Hillary Clinton did what a lot of dejected politicians do: She started a super PAC. And after four months of soliciting donations, it appears that Clinton has been quietly using the money to fund resistance groups, including the militant and violent antifa.

Sep 20 08:24

The Democrats Wanted Trump

Yes, Hillary, the media did help Trump win. But so did your team.
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a study by the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy found that during 2015, major news outlets covered Trump “in a way that was unusual given his low initial polling numbers — a high volume of media coverage preceded Trump’s rise in the polls.”

A big chunk of this coverage, the report found, was positive in tone. Of course, that tone would drastically change as soon as Trump won the GOP nomination. It was curious happenstance, but somehow, the preponderance of ugly stories regarding his past began pouring forth only after he captured the nomination. The man didn’t change at all; the coverage did.

(*resubmitted for those who may have missed the result of the study)

Sep 20 08:11

Trump Vomits Hatred All Over The United Nations General Assembly

Does anyone believe that Trump wrote this speech or any other speech for that matter? Trump is a ventriloquist dummy, delivering words scripted by the military industrial complex. It is difficult to imagine how far we have fallen when the president of our nation threatens to savage and destroy 24 million people and the UN applauds this ignorant savage. We should all be appalled and ashamed as our country slips further into fascism. Tom Feeley

Sep 20 08:01

‘No One Will Trust’ U.S. if Trump Ends Nuclear Deal, Iran’s President Says

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump backs out of the 2015 nuclear deal, "no one will trust America again" and his country could then resume work on expanding its nuclear capabilities.

Rouhani raised that possibility in an interview with NBC News just before Trump spoke for the first time as president before the United Nations General Assembly, where he called Tehran a "murderous regime" and the nuclear deal "an embarrassment to the United States."

Sep 20 07:42

The Russians Are Coming! — Hillary Clinton Compares Herself to Paul Revere

Former failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton compared herself to the historical American patriot Paul Revere, as she continued ranting about the effect that Russia had on the presidential election.

“I feel like I’m a bit of a, you know, Paula Revere,” she said, adjusting the gender of the famous American patriot. “I’m trying to sound the alarm about this.”

Sep 20 07:37

Alternative Social Network Gab Faces Domain Seizure For Violating “Anti-Discrimination Laws”

By Aaron Kesel

Alternative media social network Gab.ai, whose logo is a frog often used by the "alt right," faces domain seizure for failing to remove content that vilifies "race, religion or ethnic origin." Their registrar further implied that the site promotes hate and discrimination.

Gab’s domain registrar, Asia Registry, has given the network 5 days to transfer its domain or it will be seized according to a notice sent to the company, Andrew Torbha Gab’s CEO tweeted out...

Sep 20 06:56

The Daily Show’s Perfect Response Took Trump Down Hard For His Childish UN Speech

The Daily Show had the perfect response to Trump’s UN speech. They put out a video framing Trump as a troubled seven-year-old boy who was allowed to address the UN.
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The video, even though it was a parody, perfectly captured the tone of Trump’s speech to the UN. Trump is the grown man-child who desperately wants to prove that he belongs with the adults, but can’t save himself from his own childish outbursts.

Sep 20 06:43

Just Look At The Reaction Of Chief Of Staff John Kelly To Trump’s UN Speech Disaster

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Trump’s speech with a threat to totally destroy North Korea and the decision to call Kim Jung Un “rocket man” was a humiliating disaster, but as Gen. Kelly knows threatening war comes with potentially grave consequences. Remember all of those stories about how Kelly was getting Trump under control and bringing order to the White House? Watch Trump’s speech, and look at Kelly’s reaction. It is clear who is winning the fight between order and chaos, and it isn’t the Chief of Staff.

The Trump speech was a disaster, no matter how much some in the media may bend over backward to justify it>>>

Sep 20 06:26

Ann Coulter: Trump Campaigned on America First, but ‘Suddenly Goldman Sachs and Rubio Staffers Are Running Everything’ in the White House

Ann Coulter, author of Adios, America, joined SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Breitbart News Sunday to talk about President Trump’s apparent retreat from the positions he took on illegal immigration and border security during his campaign.

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Not to mention the wars.

Sep 20 05:56

The Senate’s Military Spending Increase Alone Is Enough to Make Public College Free

One of the most controversial proposals put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign was a pledge to make tuition free at public colleges and universities. Critics from both parties howled that the pie-in-the-sky idea would bankrupt the country. Where, after all, would the money come from?

Those concerns were brushed aside Monday night, as the Senate overwhelmingly approved an $80 billion annual increase in military spending>>>

Sep 20 05:41

Trump's UN Speech Was Tailored For Americans That Were Born Yesterday

In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.

Those were actual words spoken by President Trump today at the UN. If only it were possible to see the thoughts swirling through the minds of everyone listening.

The words "yeah right" most likely dominated at that moment.

If only the president's words were true. >>>

Sep 20 05:21

Trump Gives CIA More Autonomy on Drone Strikes

Early after taking office, President trump visited CIA headquarters, and among the topics discussed was the global drone war. President Trump came out of the tour, as he has so many tours, “impressed” with what he saw and wanting more of that.

In this case, Trump told CIA Director Mike Pompeo and other officials that he wants an even more aggressive drone posture from the CIA, and granted them broad autonomy in who to kill and when.>>>
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Pompeo has recently pushed for permission to expand the CIA’s drone war into Afghanistan, despite objections from the Pentagon. >>>
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Even that may just be the tip of the iceberg, however, as officials say the White House is drafting a new written policy on drone operations across the world which would greatly expand the CIA’s ability to carry out strikes>>>

Sep 20 04:50

Trump's Threats Make It Harder to Get N. Korea to Talk Disarmament

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Indeed, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has made clear his goal is to have a defensive capability that totally precludes the possibility of an American attack. Nothing Trump said gave the impression that there was an alternate route to prevent being attacked by the US.

Least of all diplomacy.>>>

Sep 19 21:52

The End Is Nigh

Although the sabre rattling by US political leaders and retired generals is heard daily on the American news programmes, and the American people are clearly being indoctrinated to believe that war might be necessary, America has never been less ready for a war.

The US is a very different country from what it was in 1941. It does possess a sizable military; however, that military is no match for the combined forces of China and Russia. Moreover, the US is not the industrial giant it was in 1941. Its factories have largely closed and moved overseas. What remains is not sufficient for wartime production. The American people as a whole are heavily in debt and the government itself is broke.

By any standard, the actions being taken by the US are therefore reckless indeed. The end of the world is not nigh, but the end of the world as we know it most certainly is.

Sep 19 16:21

The White Pill on Daca

Sep 19 15:41

Ban Trolls From Voting To Deter Abuse Of Politicians, Urges Electoral Watchdog

Social media trolls abusing MPs could be banned from voting as part of new proposals set out by the UK’s Electoral Commission.

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